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  • Reaching Home: Ending Long-Term Homelessness in Connecticut

    This guide to ending homelesssness focuses on the role that supportive housing can play in cost-effectively solving chronic homelessness. It explores the need for housing in Connecticut as well as the way in which supportive housing would be implemented.

    Jun. 30, 2004

    Housing

  • The Changing Demographics of Connecticut — 1900 to 2000, Part 2: The Five Connecticuts

    This report is the second in the series titled The Changing Demographics of Connecticut — 1990 to 2000. In the preceding report, Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages, it was shown that Connecticut's statewide averages, whether in terms of income, poverty, or racial composition, provided a misleading description of the state’s socioeconomics. In this report a more representative description of town demographics is provided. Each town has been assigned to one of five town groups.

    May. 31, 2004

    Demographics

  • On Crime as Science

    This New York Times article explores a study carried out by Dr. Felton Earls to better understand the connection between neighborhood dynamics and crime.

    Jan. 6, 2004

    Public Safety

  • State of the Workforce 2003

    This report focuses on the role of 16-24 year old youths in the workforce and occupation-related decisions with which they are faced.

    Dec. 31, 2003

    Economy

  • Report of the State of Connecticut Blue Ribbon Commission on Property Tax Burdens and Smart Growth Incentives

    The purpose of this report is to respond to Special Act 02-13, “An Act Concerning a Blue Ribbon Commission on Property Tax Burdens and Smart Growth Incentives.” It explores the connection between fiscal policy and land-use policy and offers recommendations.

    Oct. 31, 2003

    Civic Vitality

  • The State of Connecticut's Youth 2003

    Connecticut Voices for Children released the 2003 edition of their State of Connecticut's Youth report. The indicators measure both risk and protective factors. These data offer a picture of the state's youth that can be used to promote a “shared sense of accountability," guide funding and programmatic decisions, and set a baseline against which to measure the impact of these decisions in the future.

    Aug. 17, 2003

    Education

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